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Transcranial direct current stimulation (TDCS) is a brain stimulation tool that is portable, painless, inexpensive, apparently safe, and with potential long-term efficacy. Recent results obtained from TDCS experiments offer exciting possibilities for the enhancement and treatment of normal or impaired abilities, respectively. We discuss new neuroethical problems that have emerged from the usage of TDCS, and also focus on one of the most likely future applications of TDCS: enhancing learning and cognition in children with typical and atypical development.

Original publication

DOI

10.1016/j.cub.2012.01.013

Type

Journal article

Journal

Curr Biol

Publication Date

21/02/2012

Volume

22

Pages

R108 - R111

Keywords

Adult, Brain, Child, Cognition, Electric Stimulation Therapy, Humans, Learning